Highlights: - Key singing Lady Gaga’s Million Reasons, Adele’s Make Me Feel My Love, and a Japanese song - Key trying to speak French, Italian and Spanish - Key said that we shawols makes him happy T.T - When fans asked what he did at valentine’s day, he said, “Work, HONEY. Work” xD
*curtsies* Dear Duke, thank you so much for mentioning the King Arthur trailer, because I watched it but more importantly listened to the song and holy shit it's so good??? I can't believe I lived my life avoiding Led Zeppelin, thinking 'it's not my thing' when maybe it is?
*curtsies* OH MY SWEET HONEY CHILD let me tell you about Led Zeppelin and rockified blues tunes. See, Zeppelin often gets pigeonholed as hard rock or proto-metal, which doesn’t make any sense because they played in a much broader range of musical styles than that implies, and one thing they did really fucking well was electrifying old blues ballads: e. g. “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” (a great song but again, a weird choice for that particular trailer). If you are digging this vibe of raw gritty sexy power blues, other Zepp tracks you should put on your to-listen list posthaste would be (in roughly chronological order by studio album release): “I Can’t Quit You Baby,” “You Shook Me,” “Since I Been Loving You” (I’ve heard this song a million times and it still destroys me), “When the Levee Breaks,” and “In My Time of Dying” (watch the live version from Earl’s Court in ’75 if you really want to have your mind blown; the remastered version on the 2003 DVD is best). Enjoy!
✩ prompt: there isn’t really a prompt for this one, I was just having a bad day and wanted to write fluff :/ if you guys are feeling down hope this is a little pick me up :) this story is also strongly influenced by Troye Sivan’s song “talk me down”
✩ word count: four million and twenty-nine
✩ warnings: mild angst and lots of fluff
To Be Close To You
Her bags fall from the grasp of her cold fingertips as soon as she closes the door to their apartment, sinking down, not just from exhaustion, but from the utmost heaviness of her heart in that moment.
She pictures him smiling, the sunlight caught in the edges of his eyes, his hair a flurry of light chestnut, and his freckles that decorate his face like stars in the sky.
She groans, resting her head on the top of her knees, trying to hide from the reality that she wanted nothing more in this moment than to be close to him. To be entangled in his arms and his scent and his voice-
But he just thinks of her as a friend.
Don’t - Don’t, get her wrong, being his friend is beyond lovely, but sometimes the fleeting curve of his lips makes her heart ache, and the way he runs his freckled fingers through his hair when he gets nervous, causes her to stare a little longer than a friend would.
Even when they were but centimeters apart, there were miles - worlds, even - between them.
something that is on my mind since Lady Gaga released her new video clip, John
Wayne, and I just want to write it down so I won’t forget.
everyone knows that all the clips she released from Joanne are connected to
which other. They all start were the last one finished. But John Wayne looks
quite different from Perfect Illusion and Million Reasons… The clip reminds me
of old Gaga videos, with a frantic pace and lots of color. So how does this one
connect with the others? I read a comment saying the Gaga realized that the
first videos were not good and decided that it was time to go back to what she
did before. Not only I don’t agree with this (to me, Joanne is more mature than her previous albums) I also think this is bullshit. There’s no way
Gaga didn’t know what she was doing. This is not a random change of pace.
2016, Gaga and Taylor Kinney ended their 5 year relationship. In September, she
released Joanne’s first single, Perfect Illusion. The song talks about a heartbreak,
about a relationship that wasn’t as good as the song’s character thought it
was. The videoclipe shows Gaga in a sort of journey, trying to deal with her
new situation and trying to understand what went wrong. She dances with
strangers and runs in desert, as if she was lost.
Then, she released
Million Reason (to me, the best song in the album). This song is about a person
trying to rebuild a broken relationship; she begs for a reason to stay even
though she knows it’s not a great relationship. The clip is very melancholic and
she seems, again, very lonely. She’s trying everything she cans to bring him
back, but she knows is all in vain.
like I said before, is frenetic. It starts with Gaga talking in a calm tone
that becomes a shout. She rides horses and motorbikes; she hurts herself without
noticing or caring about it; she gets a ride with a stranger and runs over a
dog; she shoots a gun; she kills herself. She’s angry and she says “I crave a
real wild man” because every guy she knows is “just the same”. In the end,
everything is just a day dream.
So, this is
my theory: Lady Gaga will release 7 video clips, each one representing a stage
of grief. We already have Perfect Illusion as SHOCK, with Gaga trying to cope it
the break-up; Million Reason as DENIAL, with her trying in vain to save
something that is already dead; and John Wayne as ANGER, for obvious reasons.
we have BARGAINING, GUILT, DEPRESSION and ACCEPTANCE. I think Dancin’ in
Circles will be the next video, since it talks about masturbating to fill a
void someone left in our lives. Maybe this is the way she found to keep him
next to her. Or maybe Sinner’s Prayer, which also can be GUILT. I think Just
Another Day could be ACCEPTANCE and Hey Girl DEPRESSION.
Ok, so this
is it. My theory that doesn’t change the world. I wrote it because I didn’t saw
anyone talking about this and what I read was quite stupid, so that’s it. Sorry
for my English :)
One of my favourite things about Falsettos getting a revival is how different it is from the original production. I mean, fundamentally the plot is the same, but there are little differences that I think improve upon the show as a whole.
Example: Marvin and Whizzer’s relationship in 1992 was very subdued. They talked about their passionate love affair, and you had no doubt they were together but it just didn’t seem like they had the spark they claimed to have. There were a few moments (the racquetball games, What More Can I Say?, the baseball game) where I could believe it but for the most part I didn’t pick up on it. But in the revival (which I haven’t even seen, by the way, just GIFs and a few clips) Christian Borle and Andrew Rannells are all over each other. They’re just…touching all the time, in the over-stated, passionate way I’d expect from any love affair that Whizzer Brown has. And the same can be said for Charlotte and Cordelia, to a lesser extent. I had no trouble seeing that Charlotte and Cordelia were in love, but it’s more present, more visible in the revival. And other little things too (like Stephanie J. Block saying the word dicks)
My point is that there are differences between the revival and the original production that I think boil down to when they were made. We’re more relaxed with what we allow in our media these days. We no longer balk at the image of two men nearly making out on stage, we don’t titter at the same words we used to (i.e. the word dicks) and we don’t have the same opinions we used to have about…everything. So it gives us a little more freedom, a little more room to push the envelope a little and I think that’s lovely.